Children as young as 12 will be electronically tagged within months after the controversial security company Reliance won a government contract to tackle juvenile crime.

The Scotsman has learned that charities and local authorities are in negotiation with Reliance to work out a strategy for the launch of seven pilot tagging schemes across the country.
Senior justice sources said tagging would act as a "virtual secure unit" for young offenders, cracking down on teenage criminals who terrorise Scotland[base ']s communities.

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